Another Suicide Jumper at 96th & Broadway

Dear Subway Blogger,

Last night around 11:30 a man jumped in front of the 23 uptown at 96th street.  I was in the first car and it was really awful.  The train conductor confirmed that it was a jumper; she said “he was facing the other direction; he just whirled around and jumped.”  It was such a horrible experience, and they let us off the train before the medics even arrived, and I did not stick around to see any more.

Well, I did find some details. 

Emergency radio records show that the transit PD did call in that a person was under the train at 96th and Broadway.  One person was “Aided removed in traumatic cardiac arrest.”  I assume that was the jumper.

Two more ambulances were requested because there were 4 more patients.  I assume that the train may have made a sudden stop and that people fell down.  I doubt there were more people on the tracks unless someone was hurt trying to rescue the jumper.

So traumatic cardiac arrest is not something that a patient typically bounces back from.

4 thoughts on “Another Suicide Jumper at 96th & Broadway

  1. I was on surface trains twice when there was a fatality and they took a long time (hours) to get people off the train. They had to actually complete the police investigation and then medically clean the train and then proceed with a new train crew. One other time a kid put a lifelike dummy on the tracks and the brakeman stopped the train in time but he just freaked out and had to be replaced. He had had a prior incident. I personally believe this is mainly due to the number of Schizophrenia patients that are treated as outpatients. It’s worse when they grab someone and push them.

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  2. any information on a subway death december 26 2007 in brooklyn on the ‘L’ line….I think it was brownsville or east new york area?

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  3. Anyone know anything about what happened on October 30th at the Newkirk stop in Brooklyn? I was there but I know nothing about the victim, whether it was an accident or a suicide attempt, and whether she survived. All I know is what others were saying. Supposedly a woman jumped in from of the train. I could hear her after the train stopped, but I’m not certain if she survived. Anybody know anything?

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